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Pathobiochemistry of inhibin A and its application in prenatal screening of chromosomal abnormalities
Loucký, Jaroslav ; Průša, Richard (advisor) ; Procházka, Martin (referee) ; Matouš-Malbohan, Ivan (referee)
Aims: Currently, prenatal testing is based on an ultrasound examination, the testing of certain biochemical markers and most recently, also on the analysis of fragments from the extracellular DNA of the fetus in the mother's blood. The aim of this work was to verify whether inhibin A testing during pregnancy can help improve the results of prenatal screening (risk assessment) for Down syndrome and thus reduce the number of unnecessarily invasive procedures. Methods: The concentrations of inhibin A were measured using chemiluminescent immunoassay with paramagnetic particles on the Access system from Beckman Coulter. Risk assessments of screenings were performed using Alpha software, LMS. The results were compared in two groups of screening tests, a triple test and an integrated test. In the first case, the risks in these two groups were determined without inhibition A and included only high-risk results. Subsequently, the inhibin A results were included in the screening protocols and the existing risks were revised. Results: The first group of screening tests (triple test) included a total of 277 pregnant women. The second group (integrated test) included 91 pregnant women. The resulting risk for pregnant women without the determination of inhibin A was higher or equal to 1:300 (triple test),...
The Shakespeare Salesman
Sharda, Saksham ; Procházka, Martin (advisor) ; Nováková, Soňa (referee) ; Lanier, Douglas (referee)
The Shakespeare Salesman offers a comprehensive analysis of Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespeare trilogy that consists of the films: Maqbool (2003), Omkara (2006), and Haider (2014). The trilogy only recently being completed, previous attempts to study Bhardwaj's work have been confined to chapters in books, with their analysis often relegated to the understanding of a greater theme about the industry as a whole, and hence this work intends to accord due space to Bhardwaj's films by making them the centre of the discussion. The analyses of these films show that Bhardwaj's work is torn between issues of authenticity, fidelity, and originality, often leading to what the thesis defines as "narrative crises" that are resolved with thought-provoking, at times problematic, but largely unique methods. Hence each of the three chapters, accorded to the respective film being discussed, focuses on the said crisis. By focusing specifically on these aspects the argument does not, by any means, intend to lessen or mis-portray the achievements, contribution and importance of Bhardwaj's work. On the contrary, all the space that this thesis can afford is accorded to these 'problems' precisely because they have hitherto not been aptly discussed, as the primary subject, in previous literature regarding Bhardwaj's work. The argument...
Setting in Poe's Short Stories and Its Relationship to Characters
Nekvasilová, Klára ; Procházka, Martin (advisor) ; Veselá, Pavla (referee)
The thesis provides an analysis of spatial setting in selected short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, and is based mainly on Daniela Hodrová's works "Places with a Secret" and "The Poetics of a Place." Additionally, the thesis also considers temporal setting. In the thesis, short stories "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Eleonora," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Oval Portrait," "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "Ligeia" are be observed with an attempt to explore how does the spatial setting in them correspond to the concept of "a place with a secret" which Hodrová examines and defines in her work. Simultaneously, the concept of "a character with a secret" is studied, since it deeply intertwines with the idea of "a place with a secret," and the two cannot be possibly separated. Accordingly, the thesis attempts to uncover how does the setting and the characters affect and reflect each other. As for the structure of the thesis, it commences with three theoretical introductory chapters which serve as a base for the later analysis. The chapters place Edgar Allan Poe and Daniela Hodrová into context. E. A. Poe is presented in connection to romantic literature and Gothic fiction, regarding both the English and the American context. Daniela...
Data processing of well log complex
Hanák, David ; Procházka, Martin (advisor) ; Kobr, Miroslav (referee)
This thesis is focused on the problem of the determination of shear surfaces of slope instabilities (including fossil ones) from the results of the complex of logging methods. It describes the steps taken during data measurement, processing, and interpretation. All the data comes from the measurements conducted in the boreholes carried out for the geotechnical survey of the sliding area in the immediate proximity of the D8 highway or measurements in a well from the Děčín-Loubí locality. On the second mentioned locality, due to a different well construction, a more extensive logging complex could be carried out. After locating shear surfaces in a slope instability, a comparsion was made to determine whether the results in neighboring boreholes corresponded to each other, and to evaluate which methods (or combination of methods) suits best for the task.
The Influence of James Joyce on Bohumil Hrabal: Stylistic Experimentation and Epiphanies of the Everyday
Mullen, Zachariah Devereaux ; Vichnar, David (advisor) ; Procházka, Martin (referee)
English Abstract: This thesis investigates the degree to which James Joyce's writing had an influence on Bohumil Hrabal. I investigate the historical context of both, as well as the movements, such as surrealism, and figures, from André Breton to Adolf Hoffmeister, that connect the two authors. I utilize Renato Poggioli's The Theory of the Avant Garde as a platform from which to analyze the general stylistic elements in Joyce's and Hrabal's writing, while also divulging their social aims. The principle overlap for the pair is their mutual position as observers who are keen on revealing the epiphanies of the everyday. The writing of Henri Lefebvre helps clarify this term "everyday" and confirms its value. From this central focus, three questions arise with respect to what to do with such awareness in writing. First, how do we perceive what is around us and how can the imagination work with perception? Second, what should the narrative approach be with respect to telling stories in light of trying to reveal that awareness or consciousness? Third, what is the actual method of putting together stories and how exactly should language be used or manipulated? Each of the chapters analyzes one of these questions with respect to several texts. In the case of each chapter I contextualize these texts with respect to...
Statistical Analysis of Risk Indicators of a Company
Procházka, Martin ; Jančíková, Kateřina (referee) ; Karpíšek, Zdeněk (advisor)
This diploma thesis aims at analyzing accounting and financial indicators using time series, regression analysis and interval regression analysis of selected company VIDEN plus, a.s. The thesis analyzes the development trends of individual indicators, which are able to reveal the state of the company. Based on the data obtained, the issue of company risks arising from the analyzes and their correction is then addressed.
Literary Doubling in Self-Conscious Fiction: Nin, H.D., Quin, Brophy and Acker".
Siljanoska, Anastasija ; Vichnar, David (advisor) ; Procházka, Martin (referee)
The thesis explores five twentieth-century female authors, who incorporate the phenomenon of literary doubling in their novels: H.D., Anaïs Nin, Ann Quin, Brigid Brophy and Kathy Acker. They can be divided into three groups. The first group is represented by H.D. and Nin, writing in the first half of the twentieth century. They are modernists whose autobiographic fiction is influenced by the developments of psychoanalysis. While psychoanalysis is a continuous source of inspiration for them, they begin noticing its elements of repression and chauvinism. The second group consists of Quin and Brophy, whose fiction directly reflects the changes that were happening on the feminist front. Their creative writing openly challenges and rejects the patriarchal structures that constrain it. Acker, as a representative of the third generation, sees the oppression of women as an example of social oppression on a larger scale. A socio-political critique, her punk novels focus on centralization of marginal social groups. There is doubling happening on various levels in the novels: doubling of real personages as characters, appearance of the author as a character, doubling among the characters, bipolarity of gender, ambiguity of language and meaning, etc. The purpose is to emphasize and draw attention to certain...
Determination of spontaneus abortions - the role of Apo E gene polymorphism, importance of selected congenital thrombophilias and thyroid function during the pregnancy
Kašparová, Dita ; Fait, Tomáš (advisor) ; Procházka, Martin (referee) ; Límanová, Zdeňka (referee)
Introduction: Spontaneous abortion (SA) is the most common complication in pregnancy. The aim of the study was to investigate the causality of selected genetic factors - Apolipoprotein E (Apo E) gene polymorphisms, factor V Leiden (FVL), Prothrombin (PT G20210A) and nongenetics factors - Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4), antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (a-TPO) in the role of early SA. Materials and methods: For genotyping of APO E polymorphism was used PCR-RFLP. The detection of mutations in genes FV and FII was performed using by HRM. Laboratory markers of thyroid (TSH, a-TPO and fT4) were determined by an automated analyzer using chemiluminescent immunoassay. Results: APOE genotypes of investigated group of 410 samples abortioned embryonic/ fetal tissues were not significantly different from 2 606 adult controls (P = 0.653). In observed infertile group of 75 women with isolated SA was FVL detected in heterozygous constitution with a prevalence of 12 %. The prevalence of FVL in a group of women with early insulated SA was significantly higher than 76 controls (12 % vs. 2.6 %, P = 0.031). The difference of PTG20210A prevalence between women with isolated SA and controls was not significant (4 % vs. 5.3 %, P = 1). The prevalence of elevated TSH levels (higher than 2.5...
Analysis of Thermoplastic Welded Joints
Procházka, Martin ; Kytýr, Jiří (referee) ; Gratza, Roman (advisor)
This thesis deals with analyses of thermoplastic welded joints. Experiments were performed, in which the not-welded specimens and specimens with cruciform welded joints were tested by tensile and three-point bending test. For these measurements, polypropylene and polyethylene specimens were used. Afterwards, the analyses of specimen models were made in the ANSYS programme. The results of the analyses were compared with figures of the analytic calculations and measurements.
Changing Tendencies in Self-Conscious Narratives: A Contrastive Interpretation
Sedláček, Martin ; Procházka, Martin (advisor) ; Robbins, David Lee (referee)
Thesis Abstract The present thesis investigates correlations between a selection of metafictional texts and narrative theory. The selection consists in two sets of self-reflexive texts. The first one explores metafictional tendencies in the 17th and 18th century novels. To achieve this, the selection largely ignores their provenience. In addition to Henry Fielding's Tom Jones and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, it also examines Cervantes's Don Quixote. The latter set of texts focuses on post-War American metafictions (John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse, Donald Barthelme's Snow White, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five). These represent a coherent body of works from a particular period. Metafiction is generally understood as fiction about fiction. The present thesis challenges those assumptions and suggests interpreting metafiction within the framework of Michel Foucault's epistemes. Metafiction is not conceived of as a separate genre of literature but in the context of broader cultural tendencies in the understanding of representation. Representation is a key concept in metafiction and the increasing degree of narrative self-awareness is viewed in this light. The thesis emphasizes this contrastive and interdisciplinary approach. The text is divided into five chapters. Chapter one is a theoretical...

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